Prints and Photography

August 08 - 13, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 22
Bruce Bellas (known as Bruce of Los Angeles), (1909- 1974)
  • Bruce Bellas (known as Bruce of Los Angeles), (1909- 1974)
  • Bruce Bellas (known as Bruce of Los Angeles), (1909- 1974)
  • Bruce Bellas (known as Bruce of Los Angeles), (1909- 1974)
  • Bruce Bellas (known as Bruce of Los Angeles), (1909- 1974)
  • Bruce Bellas (known as Bruce of Los Angeles), (1909- 1974)
  • Bruce Bellas (known as Bruce of Los Angeles), (1909- 1974)

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Bruce Bellas (known as Bruce of Los Angeles), (1909- 1974), American

TWO BEEF CAKE NUDES, BOTH SEATED: "JIM CONERY" (?) (LOOKING LEFT); BILL WILSON (LOOKING RIGHT)

Two gelatin silver prints; each stamped with pseudonym stamp credit: "Bruce of Los Angeles/ Box 75305, Sanford Station/Los Angeles 5, Calif." verso, each signed "Bruce" (the first in pencil; the latter in black ink) and each titled with the sitter's name in pencil verso
Sheets each 9.9 x 7.9 in — 25.2 x 20 cm

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $510
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Bruce Bellas was an influential photographer of the physique of nude males. Bellas was well known under the pseudonym Bruce of Los Angeles.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto